Monday, July 5, 2010

Earthshattering news

Imagine my shock, when perusing a book i had bought on Warwickshire in 1790 (as in the county not the team, they were not that good back then) then according to a reproduced map Birmingham was not in Warwickshire back then! It seemed to be nestling on the Worcestershire - Staffordshire border. Indeed though the map was a bit unclear (Google Maps doesn't go back that far) Edgbaston may have indeed been in Worcestershire. Clarification from anyone around back then would be great, a few of the older members look like they could have been.

What is an even greater shock is that Warwickshire might be going down the Kolpak-ish route and have signed an Aussie pro for the rest of the season. Michael Dighton is his name, he seems a bit of a fringe player in the Aussie first class scene though is probably a very good solid pro. The batting needs shoring up, at times it looks as fragile as the shelves i put up a few weeks ago.

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